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Fionnula Flanagan


Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul". Fionnula has said she ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Come Simi (post-production)
Aunt Maxine
 2014/II Fearless (Short) (post-production)
Margret
 2014 Havenhurst (post-production)
Eleanor
 2014 Song of the Sea (post-production) (voice)
 2014 HitRECord on TV (TV Series)
Aunt Abigail (segment "So-Called Security")
- RE: Money (2014) ... Aunt Abigail (segment "So-Called Security")
 2013 Life's a Breeze
Nan
 2013 Tasting Menu
Countess
 2013 Angels Sing
Ma
 2011 Pass the Salt, Please (Short)
Woman
 2011 Coming & Going
Irma
 2011 Kill the Irishman
Grace O'Keefe
 2011 The Guard
Eileen Boyle
 2010 Three Wise Women (TV Movie)
Beth
 2009 The Payback
Galina
 2008 Yes Man
Tillie
 2007 Paddywhackery (TV Series)
Peig Sayers
- Póg Mo Thóin (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Lán Tí (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Driveál d'Amadáin (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Éist le do Chroí (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Geallghlacadóir Bocht (2007) ... Peig Sayers
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Francine
- Hour Five (2005) ... Mother Francine
- Hour Four (2005) ... Mother Francine
- Hour Three (2005) ... Mother Francine
- Hour Two (2005) ... Mother Francine
 2005 Sexual Life
Grandmother
 2005 Transamerica
Elizabeth
 2004 Man About Dog
Olivia
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Sister Rita-Claire
- Agatha Ripp (2004) ... Sister Rita-Claire
 2004 Blessed
J. Lloyd Samuel
 2004 One of the Oldest Con Games (Short)
Mary Kuhlmann
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sheila Baxter
- Escape (2003) ... Sheila Baxter
 2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (TV Movie)
Margaret Byrne
 2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (TV Movie)
Sally Lewis
 2000 919 Fifth Avenue (TV Movie)
Brighty
 1999 A Secret Affair (TV Movie)
Drucilla Fitzgerald
 1999 With or Without You
Irene
 1999 Deceit
 1998-1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
The Older Woman / Narrator
- Double Cross (1999) ... The Older Woman
- The Traitor (1999) ... The Older Woman
- The Darkside (1998) ... Narrator
 1999 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Judge Robin O'Hara
- Big Hand for the Little Lady (1999) ... Judge Robin O'Hara
 1998 Paperlily
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Additional Voices (voice)
 1998 Kings in Grass Castles (TV Mini-Series)
Bridget Durack
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Helen Reyneaux
- The Coldest Night of the Year (1998) ... Helen Reyneaux
 1996 Some Mother's Son
Annie Higgins
 1987-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Eileen O'Bannon / Fiona Delaney Griffith / Freida Schmidt
- Nan's Ghost (1995) ... Eileen O'Bannon
- Nan's Ghost (1995) ... Eileen O'Bannon
- A Killing in Cork (1993) ... Fiona Delaney Griffith
- Steal Me a Story (1987) ... Freida Schmidt
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Julia Grant
- Legend on His President's Secret Service (1995) ... Julia Grant
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Gena Karas
 1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Heart
- The Circus (1994) ... Heart
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Enina Tandro
- Dax (1993) ... Enina Tandro
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Mrs. Hooper
- A Rose Is a Rose (1992) ... Mrs. Hooper
 1992 Mad at the Moon
Mrs. Hill
 1991 Final Verdict (TV Movie)
Pearl Morton
 1991 Death Dreams (TV Movie)
Psychic Physician
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Mother Margaret
- The Undercover Nun Mystery (1990) ... Mother Margaret
 1990 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Jessica Webb
- Legacies (1990) ... Jessica Webb
 1990 H.E.L.P. (TV Series)
Kathleen Meacham
- Undue Force (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- To Everything, There Is a Season (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- Steam Heat (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- The Children's Hour (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
 1989 Columbo (TV Series)
Louise
- Murder, a Self Portrait (1989) ... Louise
 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Maureen Delaney
- Shillelagh (1989) ... Maureen Delaney
 1984-1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Bryson / Lydia / Becky / ...
- A Firm Grasp of Reality (1988) ... Dr. Barbara Bryson / Lydia / Becky
- John Doe (1984) ... Dr. Rita Price
 1987 Hard Copy (TV Series)
Lt. Guyla Cook
- Rumor with a View (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
- Long Day's Journey Into Flight (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
- The Trouble with Kids Today (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
- Some Day We'll Look Back on This and Laugh (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
 1987 P.K. and the Kid
Flo
 1986 A State of Emergency
Diane Carmody
 1986 A Winner Never Quits (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wyshner
 1986 Youngblood
Miss McGill
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Arlene Crenshaw
- The Clinic (1985) ... Arlene Crenshaw
 1985 James Joyce's Women
Harriet Shaw Weaver
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Melissa Belancourt
- Peter Pan Is Alive and Well (1984) ... Melissa Belancourt
 1984 The Ewok Adventure (TV Movie)
Catarine
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1984 Reflections
Mrs. Charlotte Lawless
 1984 Fame (TV Series)
Dr. Pettibon
- Sheer Will (1984) ... Dr. Pettibon
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
Dr. Frances Muller
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Molly Brown
 1982 Benson (TV Series)
Rose Sullivan
- Wild Irish Rose (1982) ... Rose Sullivan
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Warden Clayton
- Is There a Doctor in the Big House? (1981) ... Warden Clayton
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Bronnie
- Vigil (1980) ... Bronnie
 1979 Young Love, First Love (TV Movie)
Audrey Gibson
 1977 Mary White (TV Movie)
Sallie White
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
Dulcie (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Rita Maloney
- Every Man Must Pay His Dues (1976) ... Rita Maloney (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Tammy
- Road to Nashville (1976) ... Tammy
 1976 In the Region of Ice (Short)
The Sister
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Molly Braddock
- A Summer Madness (1976) ... Molly Braddock
 1972-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Barbara Brendan / Maggie
- To Trump an Ace (1976) ... Barbara Brendan
- A Joyful Song (1973) ... Maggie
- Dinner of Herbs (1972)
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Karen
- Child of Conflict (1976) ... Karen
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Clothilde
- Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976) ... Clothilde
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Ellen Simms
- Requiem for Murder (1976) ... Ellen Simms
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Arlene Hansen
- Company Man (1975) ... Arlene Hansen (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Laura Brown
- Love, Death and Laura Brown (1975) ... Laura Brown
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
Virginia (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Nellie O'Shea
- Only Birds and Fools (1974) ... Nellie O'Shea
 1974 Shaft (TV Series)
Louise
- The Murder Machine (1974) ... Louise
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Judy Karcher
- Trial by Doubt (1974) ... Judy Karcher
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Nancy Addison
- The Case of the Horoscope Homicide (1973) ... Nancy Addison
 1973 The Picture of Dorian Gray (TV Movie)
Felicia (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sarah Morgan
- The Drummer (1972) ... Sarah Morgan (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Gloria Paget
- The Crimson Halo (1972) ... Gloria Paget
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee
- Heritage of Anger (1972) ... Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1969 Sinful Davey
Penelope (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1968 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Smiling
- Folk (1968) ... Mary Smiling
 1967 Callan (TV Series)
Rena Clarke
- Goodbye, Nobby Clarke (1967) ... Rena Clarke
 1966-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mona / Eileen
- Why Aren't You Famous? (1966) ... Eileen
 1967 Ulysses
Gerty MacDowell (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Jenny
- The Machine Minder (1965) ... Jenny
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie)
Deirdre
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Other Works:

She read Edna O'Brien's "Violets" for Symphony Space's audio CD "Short Stories: Falling in Love".

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Fionnuala Flanagan

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Ulysses in Nighttown". See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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